Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Sleep Apnea is a condition characterized by cessations in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing while sleeping. These instances can cause symptoms ranging from being tired during waking hours, increased risk of heart attack, diabetes or, in severe cases, death. Your dentists at Royal Oaks Dentistry offer screening questionnaires as well as at-home sleep monitoring devices to determine if you are at risk for Sleep Apnea. We work very closely with several physicians in the area to accurately diagnose and formulate a treatment plan that will best treat your condition or symptoms. For the treatment of mild to moderate Sleep Apnea, a dental device (mandibular advancing device) fabricated in the dental office can be beneficial to the treatment of Sleep Apnea, especially for people who have difficulty adjusting to a CPAP machine.
We also have options for the treatment of snoring. Snoring can add stress to relationships and cause unrest in the bedroom. A dental splint commonly called a snore guard can quiet snoring allowing your partner to get some uninterrupted sleep.